maki writes, shops and sings

telling a new story

“I’ve Lost an Ocean” art exhibition in April March 12, 2007

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Artwork title:
Right now: I don’t need anything

The series of works to be featured in April by Xin is a continuation to her debut exhibition Pleased to Meet You at MAAD in February. With a total of 20 ink drawings and paintings, all works were snapped up by 5 buyers within the two days that the exhibition was held. Xin and her exhibition were also featured on Arts Central in March.

I’ve Lost an Ocean depicts the loss of love, but more precisely, the loss of a friend. This series portray scenes from movies that depicted and dealt with similar issues of accepting drastic changes and growing from these experiences. Xin (as she is affectionately known as) chose to use red as the predominant colour throughout the works. Red is used as a color to show love and intimacy as well as guilt and denial. The choice of basic colours used also reflects the rawness and simplicity of human emotions caught in the midst of complex human relationships.

Exhibition will be held at red dot design museum (concurrently with MAAD) on April 7 & 8, 11am – 7pm.

We will be selling our Maki Squarepatch wares there too πŸ™‚ See you!


MAAD in march! February 26, 2007

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we can’t wait for MAAD in March to happen. yes! it’s gonna be on the 3 & 4th March at red dot traffic building, 11am – 8pm. catch us there!

we’ve been blessed with media coverage this month so if you’ve seen us in a magazine that we didn’t list up here, do tell us! and if you’re one of those who saw our stash in a magazine and wanna check out our stuff (if you’re the touch and feel kinda person), head over to MAAD this coming weekend.

check out our plushie exhibition at MAAD. exhibition title: Oliphant’s Twist.


happy lunar new year from the maki sisters! :) February 17, 2007

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think the image above looks familiar? that’s cos you probably saw it here!
we added new goodies and some items are on sale so check them out!

hearts & mandarin oranges,
enqi, xin & maki squarepatch


holland village, anyone? February 14, 2007

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for those of you who frequent holland village alot, Antipodean is now stocking some of our dolls and bags. So check it out! πŸ™‚ Xin’s paintings can also be found there. For other works, click here.


calling all plushie makers in singapore February 5, 2007

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got a secret stash of handmade dolls that you’ve never really shown anybody? or do you enjoy making them and there’s no outlet to share at the moment? MAAD is calling all plushie makers to get working for this exhibition,coming up on 3 & 4 march at red dot traffic building. get in touch with them for more details!

poster done by Xin


xin’s solo art exhibition…whew! February 4, 2007

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Xin held her first solo art exhibition on MAAD premises over the weekend, 3 & 4 feb, where she put up mainly illustrations and 2 oil paintings. themed ‘Pleased To Meet You’, the inspiration came from having lost somebody dear at heart. Her works captured moments in any relationships, like that awkward silence, that i-love-you-but-i-don’t-need-to-say-it moments and others. we didn’t have time (or good lighting) to capture the works on camera but here are some glimpses of it:

amidst red dot design museum’s winning awards and the plushie was used as a lead-in to draw people into the exhibition area.

it is also our pleasure to announce that out of 20 works displayed, 19 were sold :))) we’re still in shock given the short time frame the exhibition was but nevertheless we wish to thank you, you 4 buyers that we know/saw and 1 anonymous buyer. πŸ™‚

we would also like to take this chance to thank MAAD for their wonderful premise and to encourage fellow artists and designers to consider taking up an exhibition space there to showcase your works. boldly we went forth and amazing results we got πŸ™‚


thanks for linking us :D

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remember the Channel U programme we were on? while we’re waiting for them to send us a copy of the programme, here’s the blog where you can catch the rest of the cool DIY episodes so you know you won’t miss any!

thanks you guys!